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Henk Gunneman (Tenor)

Born: The Netherlands

The Dutch tenor, Henk Gunneman, studied singing and piano at the Conservatorium in Groningen (1980-1989). In his studies, where he received lessons from Grethe de Vink, he took singing and interpretation courses with Max van Egmond and Thom Bollen. After receiving his UM degree in 1989, he continued his education in England with the early music specialist Nigel Rogers, and after that period at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Aldeburgh, where he took lessons with Diana Forlano and participated in master-classes led by Anthony Rolfe-Johnson. After several years of having private lessons with Margreet Honig in Amsterdam and Ronald Klekamp in Haarlem, he perfected his singing with Matthijs Mesdag in Zaandam. Christoph Prégardien coached him with the interpretation of J.S. Bach's Evangelist parts.

Henk Gunneman has a wide repertoire and is much in demand as a soloist for oratorio concerts in his homeland - from early music to contemporary music and from time to time in opera performances. He has specialized in Baroque music with the accent on the great Passions and Cantatas by J.S. Bach, in which he primarily performs as Evangelist, but can also be frequently heared in the arias. He has also sung, among others, the oratorios Messiah, Judas Maccabaeus and Israel in Egypt by George Frideric Handel; Requiem and several Masses by Mozart; The Creation and Stabat Mater by J. Haydn, Oratorio de Noël by Camille Saint-Saëns and Saint Nicolas Cantata by Benjamin Britten and many other works of famous and lesser-known composers.

Henk Gunneman has worked with several conductors such as Erik van Nevel and Jos van Veldhoven and with orchestras such as Het Gelders Orkest, Il Concerto Barocco and Florilegium Musicum. He sings regularly with professional choirs and small ensembles. Since 1992 he is as an ensemble singer in the Amsterdam Baroque Choir, conducted by Ton Koopman, with which he gave concerts in several European countries such as Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Poland and Sweden, and made ​​tours to America and Japan. He also sings regularly with the Nederlands Kamerkoor in Amsterdam (since 1992), Cappella Amsterdam and Groot Omroepkoor (Netherlands Radio Choir) in Hilversum (1992-2011).

At the Nederlandse Opera Henk Gunneman performed as a soloist and ensemble (1996-2010) roles in Die Glückliche Hand by Arnold Schoenberg, Die Meistersinger by Richard Wagner and Die Soldaten by B.A. Zimmermann. Since 2001 he is a member of the ensemble "Men's Voices" which performs in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, among others, music from the repertoire of retro - 1920's to 1950's arranged especially with for this ensemble. Since 2010 he also works as director with chamber choirs and a chamber orchestra. As a teacher he gives private singing lessons.

Source: Haagsch ImpresariaatEnglish translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2014); Henk Gunneman profile on LinkedIn
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2014)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Ton Koopman

Tenor

Member of Amsterdam Baroque Choir:
Cantatas Vol. 1: CD-1:
BWV 21, BWV 131; CD-2: BWV 106, BWV 196, BWV 71, BWV 150; CD-3: BWV 31, BWV 185, BWV 4
Cantatas Vol. 3: CD-1: BWV 63, BWV 162, BWV 155; BWV 22, BWV 23, BWV 163, BWV 165; CD-3: BWV 161, BWV 208
Cantatas Vol. 4: CD-1: BWV 198, BWV 215; CD-2: BWV 214; CD-3: BWV 201
Cantatas Vol. 5: CD-1: BWV 207a; CD-2: BWV 206; CD-3: BWV 205; CD-4: BWV 213
Cantatas Vol. 6: CD-1: BWV 76, BWV 75; CD-2: BWV 190, BWV 179, BWV 59, BWV 69; CD-3: BWV 50, BWV 186, BWV 104, BWV 69a
Cantatas Vol. 7: CD-1: BWV 25, BWV 95, BWV 144, BWV 67, BWV 24; CD-2: BWV 136, BWV 184, BWV 105, BWV 148; CD-3: BWV 147, BWV 181, BWV 173
Cantatas Vol. 9: CD-1: BWV 48, BWV 154, BWV 138, BWV 173a; CD-2: BWV 37, BWV 153, BWV 166, BWV 86, BWV 70; CD-3: BWV 66, BWV 194
Cantatas Vol. 10: CD-1:
BWV 119, BWV 134, BWV 44, BWV 73; CD-2: BWV 20, BWV 2, BWV 101; CD-3: BWV 180, BWV 130, BWV 134a
Cantatas Vol. 11: CD-1:
BWV 127, BWV 5, BWV 94; CD-2: BWV 41, BWV 7, BWV 139; CD-3: BWV 115, BWV 113, BWV 10
Cantatas Vol. 12: CD-1:
BWV 135, BWV 124, BWV 121, BWV 111; CD-2: BWV 99, BWV 78, BWV 114; CD-3: BWV 91, BWV 107, BWV 116, BWV 8
Cantatas Vol. 13: CD-1:
BWV 1, BWV 62, BWV 96, BWV 62: Appendix; CD-2: BWV 38, BWV 93, BWV 33; CD-3: BWV 133, BWV 122, BWV 92
Cantatas Vol. 14: CD-1:
BWV 68, BWV 6, BWV 74, BWV 126; CD-2: BWV 26, BWV 125, BWV 178; CD-3: BWV 103, BWV 42, BWV 123, BWV 103: Appendix, BWV 42: Appendix
Cantatas Vol. 18: CD-1:
BWV 55, BWV 47, BWV 157, BWV 45; CD-2: BWV 52, BWV 187, BWV 151, BWV 98; CD-3: BWV 137, BWV 164, BWV 36
Cantatas Vol. 20: CD-1:
BWV 120a, BWV 156; CD-2: BWV 149, BWV 14, BWV 29, BWV 192; CD-3: BWV 120, BWV 11, BWV 9, BWV 112
Cantatas Vol. 21: CD-1:
BWV 100, BWV 177, BWV 195; CD-2: BWV 140, BWV 34, BWV 143, BWV 158; CD-3: BWV 197, BWV 97, BWV 118, BWV 191

Links to other Sites

CV Henk Gunneman (Noordelijk Bach Consort) [Dutch]
Henk Gunneman on LinkedIn

Henk Gunneman (Haagsch Impresariaat) [Dutch]

Henk Gunneman (Johannes Passion in Laurenskerk) [Dutch]

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